ESSAYS

  1. “A Statement in Defense of the Proposed Rhode Island Constitution.” Rhode Island Bar Journal 16 (January 1968): 3, 9–13. Reprinted in Providence Visitor.
  2. “Reflections on Writing the History of the Diocese” (with Matthew J. Smith). Providence Visitor, November 3, 1972.
  3. “Reflections on the Bicentennial Observance.” Woonsocket Call, September 29, 1976.
  4. “The 1986 State Constitutional Convention: The Salient Issues.” Rhode Island Bar Journal 33 (May 1985): 10–12.

BOOKLETS and PAMPHLETS

  1. Report of the Cranston Charter Review Commission, 1973. 36 pp.
  2. North Kingstown: An Historical Sketch. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1976. 11 pp.
  3. The Dorr Rebellion: Rhode Island's Crisis in Constitutional Government. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1976. 13 pp.
  4. The Blackstone Valley: A Sketch of Its River, Its Canal, and Its People. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1982. 18 pp.
  5. Providence: From Town to City. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1982. 6 pp.
  6. Rhode Island Catholicism: A Historical Guide. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1984. 24 pp.
  7. Rhode Island's Road to Liberty. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1987 and 1991. 24 pp.
  8. Posterity Views the Founding: General Published Works Pertaining to the Creation of the Constitution: A Bibliographic Essay. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1988. Offprint from The Constitution and the States. 36 pp.
  9. The Bill of Rights and Rhode Island. Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1991. Offprint from The Bill of Rights and the States. 39 pp.
  10. Rhode Island Ethnic Heritage Fact Sheets (1980–84), 40 pp. Reprinted with introduction Rhode Island Publications Society, 2000.
  11. A Brief History of the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States and Its Successor, the U.S. Constitution Council. Providence: privately printed, 1988. 25 pp. rev. ed. 1991, 31 pp.
  12. The Rhode Island Ratification Celebration by the Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation. Providence: Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation, 1990. 18 pp.
  13. A Blueprint for Providence in the 1990s. Providence: privately printed, 1990. The position papers of Vincent A. Ciance, Jr. on crime, the drug problem, education, neighborhoods and human services, municipal finance and taxation, minorities, economic development and jobs, and housing. 108 pp.
  14. The History of Gale Winds: One Bristol Point Road (with James J. Mullen). Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 2001. 57 pp.
  15. Eminent Rhode Islanders: Biographical Profiles of the Inductees into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, 1965–2000 (with Manuel Gorriaran, Jr.,). Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 2001. 56 pp.